RHEUM palmatum

Commonly known as Turkey rhubarb

Bog or water loving rhubarb plant with large leaves and plumes of red flowers on tall stems
Further Reading....
  • Red
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Rhizomatous perennial with a massive rootstock and thick leaf stalks. Broadly ovate to rounded, palmately 3-9 lobed, coarsely toothed, dark green leaves to 90cm (36in) long. Produces tiny flowers in panicles to 2m (6½ft) long
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

RHEUM palmatum

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £14.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre - Early in the year, typically January til end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch
  • Additional Features
    Medicinal properties
    Used in treating appetite loss and as a laxative.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, crown rot
    Place of origin
    Northwestern China, northeastern Tibet.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Star-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Bog garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Orbicular
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich. Mulch with well-rotted organic matter in early spring.
    Wet or boggy soil
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2m (6½ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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